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Old 11-08-2006, 12:43 PM
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Power Trunk Lifts

Can anyone give me some places to purchase a power trunk kit. Is there a way to set them up using a linear actuator, or is there someone that uses linear actuators in their kits.

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Old 11-08-2006, 12:51 PM
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Watson's Streetworks has them-

Power Trunk Lift Kit
New from Carolina Custom. Uses an industrial linear actuators for power - not just a window regulator. Works through a single pivot hole so there's no ugly slot in your trunk upholstery. Only the billet arms and trunk bracket show when installed. Has all the hardware, brackets, arms and switch. The steel frame is designed to be able to install on either side of the trunk.


#CA-PTL100 (100# actuator) $320.00
#CA-PTL200 (200# actuator) $360.00


here's the Link-
http://www.watsons-streetworks.com/power_stuff.html

If you are crafty, I would recommend looking at the Surplus Center- they have Actuators at the best Prices I've seen-look here-

http://www.surpluscenter.com/sort.as...c&keyword=EALD
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I just started to buy some stuff from Autoloc. The rotary latches I bought from them were good quality and their phone people were helpful. I have seen them around for a while.
check out their linear actuators HERE

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You could try Hagens.........HaganAuto.com
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Henry,

I just looked on their website, but could not find anything. I sent them an e-mail, so hopefully they will respond.

I thought about just purchasing a linear actuator, but I have absolutely no time for building/fabricating the gadgets to make it work. The car is already at upholstery (finally) getting worked on.

The Carolina Custom ones look nice, the ones that Watson's carries.

Does anyone know if AutoLoc has the kits, or just the actuators? Does anyone know if you have to have all of the special arms, and if so purchase them separately? Heck I do not know, I feel under the pressure now. Hair is being pulled, good thing it is really short.

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Old 11-08-2006, 07:24 PM
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Autoloc has a switch setup and some brackets, but it is not a specific kit that you can bolt in.

The main website is www.autoloc.com.

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Power Trunk lifts

I have a lift kit on the trunk of my 34 Ford 5-window. Its slow but does the trick. On my current project I opted for gas struts with power releases and a remote operator (both hood and trunk). You can get the electric actuators out of a junk yard for cheap. Frank Irving at www.strutwise.com custom fabricates stainless steel struts to any length and strength. Animal
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I went ahead and ordered the power lift kit from Carolina Custom. Hopefully it is a quick and easy install.

I thought about using struts, but I do not want any latches in the trunk.

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trunk lift

I am also builting a 41 willys and wanted to know if the lift from Carolina Custom works on a prostreet willys?

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I purchased their kit, but it would not work for my application. It may for yours. I did not have enough room for it do to the tubs.

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trunk lift

The tubs are what I was worried about in my case, not much room. I am looking at dakota digital http://www.dakotadigital.com/index.c...prod/prd58.htm

Here is an illustration http://www.superchevy.com/technical/...tor/index.html of installation.
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That is what I ended up doing. P.I.A. at first. Using the single controller for actuation and control. I put mine in the center of the trunk so that to not cause a side to side shift when opening and closing.

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